“No More Shades of Winter” or “How Mega Millions Got its Groove Back”

Cold. Warm. Cold. That has been the way of things in the “real world” weather-wise, and Mega Millions appeared to follow suit. But, there were signs in the April 24, 2018 drawing that spring may stick around this time! One sign was the establishment of a Pattern Streak. And, as we’ve seen in the past, Mega Millions is no stranger to end-of-month grand finales.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 3, 19, 31, 32, 48, and MB 10. This brings the number of appearances up to 155.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s third appearance. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 352 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.0% of the time.

With 42 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 27.1% of the 155 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.9% of all 352 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played April 17, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 42 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.16% of the 155 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 352 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 2.27% of them. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order a little over a year ago. More specifically, in the April 4, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride was repeating Three-Number Combination 19, 31, and 48.

Stuck in the middle is the red-boxed child. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 29, 2016 drawing.

As April starts to give way to May, will Mega Millions continue on its way to a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat?

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